Writing Tools

Annual Literary Events


April is National Poetry Month. There are tons of events and free promotions available each year. The Academy of American Poets website always has resources to celebrate verse. More links will show up closer to the date.


The third week of September is National Banned Book Week. Speak out & celebrate censored materials. Events, censored books & authors lists, & internet swag available through the link.


Artist Statements

If you’re in the throes of writing your first artist statement for grants, residencies, or academic programs: do not fear. There is a list of things you need for a good artist statement. Shauna holds workshops focused on helping artists with the business writing necessary to succeed, like artist statements and grant writing. Use the contact info available for more information on these workshops. Some of the information used in the workshops is available here in PDF form:  Writing Artist Statements


Funding Opportunities & Grant Writing

Here is a list of funding for artists & writers from PEN: funding_resources_for_artists & a website with helpful articles, including finding writing funds called Freelance Writing.

Writing grants can be a difficult undertaking.  Over the next few months, there will be a whole slew of new information for grant writers showing up here.




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